Tuesday, May 20, 2008

AT&T Nears Completion of HSUPA Rollout

By the end of June, AT&T expects to complete it deployment of High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) technology in the six remaining markets across its 3G network. AT&T's HSUPA enables uplink speeds between 500 and 800 Kbps. The new upload speeds complement AT&T's 3G download capabilities, which currently offer up to 1.4 Mbps across all markets for customers who have capable devices, such as AT&T's LaptopConnect wireless modems.

The AT&T 3G network is currently available in more than 275 markets. By year-end, the AT&T 3G network will be available in nearly 350 markets.
AT&T noted that between 2005 and 2008, it will have invested more than $20 billion in network improvements and upgrades -- an average of $5 billion a year. AT&T recently turned down its older TDMA network, and that will allow the company to reuse valuable 850 MHz spectrum to expand and enhance 3G markets.http://www.att.com